[mythtv-users] xine and mythtv

Sim simon.hampton at freebel.net
Fri Jul 29 15:17:38 EDT 2005

On Friday 29 July 2005 20:22, chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 06:57:40PM +0200, Sim wrote:
> > Perhaps what i have been asking for ages about jerky pictures is what is
> > being called dropped frames here.  I've been thinking it might be an
> > encoding issue and that I needed a hardware encoder even though I have a
> > celeron 2ghz.  But now I realise that I get dropped frames (a tiny pause
> > of much less than a second every 10 - 15 seconds).  I'm also seeing 50%
> > CPU usage.
> Are you using the same box for both recording and playback or is it a
> split system that plays over a LAN?  Does your audio pause at the same
> time?  I was having short pauses every 15 seconds or so, and it turned
> out to be a buffering problem.  I did some searching on Google and
> found out that the on-board network interface on my back-end machine is
> known to be complete crap, so I stuck in a $5 PCI network card and
> everything runs perfectly now.

No it is a combined front/backend, and the sound does jump at the same time.
(I did have problems playing music stored on another computer but various 
upgrades of software have sorted that out without difficulty.)


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